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REVIT9K
05-26-2011, 3:26 PM
Purchased a GP WASR 10/63. I know calguns frowns on these weapons, but I just wanted a cheap toy.

Tested the firearm and it will not go into battery. Should I send it back to Century Arms for repair/replacement or is there a better solution?

Thanks.

baz152
05-26-2011, 6:33 PM
It is clearly getting caught up on something and there is not that much there in an AK to get caught on.

When you bought it did it go into battery?

Disassemble the rifle and make sure there is nothing out of place, that the bolt carrier is riding on the rails correctly, that the gas rod did not some how snap or the trigger group is not binding on the bottom of the bolt carrier.

AK's are caveman simple. If there is a major problem that you can not fix send it back.

ZX-10R
05-26-2011, 6:55 PM
Did you order this or did you buy this at a store? If you bought in a store, you never racked it? It's stuff like this that gives this rifle a bad name really. Because if you bought this at the store and did not check everything then that is on you.

Take it apart (not trigger group) and check for any obstructions in the gas tube, bent internal rails, bolt, bolt carrier etc. Unless one can see the rails inside or the rifle, this makes it hard to diagnose. Do you have it assembled properly? Any friends with AK pattern experience? Heck you are in LA there are tons of members there. If you were in Irvine I would help you.

RustyMacHine
05-26-2011, 7:01 PM
It is clearly getting caught up on something and there is not that much there in an AK to get caught on.

...make sure there is nothing out of place, that the bolt carrier is riding on the rails correctly.

THIS



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KaLiFORNIA
05-26-2011, 7:51 PM
Oh that's your problem you need an AR! I kid I kid...

RobGR
05-26-2011, 9:25 PM
First, check to see if there are burrs on the bolt carrier rails, maybe it's hanging up on that. Either way, it might need a light sanding and lube.

Second, field strip that mo-fo and check the gas tube, maybe there's a glow-in-the-dark condom sitting in there from the last party at the Century shop, or rather, look for carbon build up.

Or the gas tube is too tight or wrong size piston. Pull the bolt carrier/piston out and line it up alongside the firearm, placing the bolt carrier/piston where it should be seated correctly and see if it's too long or extends beyond the gas tube.

Century has been known to use whatever is laying around the shop.... so.

Let us know.



EDIT: Additionally, with the firearm assembled, simply pull the bolt carrier all the way back and release it, allowing it to slam up into battery. The AK is a rough and crude firearm, it doesn't need to
be babied.


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tujungatoes
05-26-2011, 9:38 PM
Does it stop abruptly like something is hitting, or does it bind gradually?

In your picture the latch on the rear sight block is open. Did you remove it? Is the gas tube seated all the way in? Make sure it's not sitting up, and binding on the carrier.

I'm in LA. If you need help let me know.

drifter001
05-26-2011, 9:49 PM
Oh that's your problem you need an AR! I kid I kid...

you know deep inside you actually mean it :)

ar>ak...im just saying lol

RobGR
05-26-2011, 9:51 PM
Did you order this or did you buy this at a store? If you bought in a store, you never racked it? It's stuff like this that gives this rifle a bad name really. Because if you bought this at the store and did not check everything then that is on you.



I was at Turners the other day and they were trying to sell a young Marine an IO AK. I stepped in and told the guy not to pick it up, it was a piece of ****. They looked at me like I was mad and I was, I was mad that they would sell a pile of **** to this young dude who serves our country & was totally new to the platform. I field stripped it right then & there, all sorts of crap was falling out of the receiver, out of the bolt carrier when I removed the recoil spring; sawdust, dirt and chunks of cosmoline. The thing should not have been out on the floor. I just put it back together, handed it back to them and didn't say anything else. It was plainly obvious it was a POS. They're a big chain and they can return crap or at least select decent firearms to sell to their customers.

We all know some shops treat people with little or no respect if a person is a novice to a platform and asks for help, not always, but we've all seen it. Some of us are also too proud to admit we're not entirely sure what to do with what we have in our hands.... say it ain't so, ha!

safewaysecurity
05-26-2011, 9:55 PM
Is it grinding to a stop? Can you force it forward? I'm guessing it's probably a rail issue.

REVIT9K
05-26-2011, 10:17 PM
I hastily put this thread together, let me put out some more info.

The rifle cycles properly, as in the the bolt will compress back and slide forward without hesitation. The issue arises when a round is introduced into the chamber (with or without magazine), it's as if it doesn't want go in the last inch.

I disassembled and reassembled the weapon several times. I have lubed all the proper metal contact points and made sure nothing was getting hung up. I examined the piston/gas port to make sure there was clearance. All checked out.

The funny thing is if I give it a little elbow grease (knocking it with a hammer), it'll reluctantly move forward. But I shouldn't have to put this much effort to get it into battery.

As far as the bolt carrier on the rails are concerned, the rails are very crudely machined but does allow movement.

Some time on google tells me these things aren't that uncommon with GP WASR's.

I'm going to the range tomorrow. Hopefully it just needs a little break in.

REVIT9K
05-26-2011, 10:18 PM
Oh that's your problem you need an AR! I kid I kid...

S&W M&P15T owner. Great rifle. It's like built like a g-damn swiss watch compared to this thing.

REVIT9K
05-26-2011, 10:25 PM
Does it stop abruptly like something is hitting, or does it bind gradually?

Abrupt stop. I'll stick a round into the bolt and release charging handle and it gets stuck. Oddly enough after going caveman on this thing for about 10 mins it did manage to go into battery properly but still got caught up every other round.


I'm in LA. If you need help let me know.

I'll take you up on that offer after I get to the range tomorrow and see how she behaves. Thanks for the offer!

comblock
05-26-2011, 10:26 PM
Are you sure its a wasr 10? There are wasr 2 and 3s which are 5.45 and 5.56. Or its the wrong barrel?

REVIT9K
05-26-2011, 10:32 PM
Are you sure its a wasr 10? There are wasr 2 and 3s which are 5.45 and 5.56. Or its the wrong barrel?

Not sure if serious.

comblock
05-26-2011, 10:41 PM
Turn the receiver on the other side. Does it say 7.62x39, 5.45x39 or 5.56x45.

CSACANNONEER
05-26-2011, 10:46 PM
Sounds more like an IO than a WASR.

evollep3
05-26-2011, 11:01 PM
can you put a round in to the chamber with the bolt out?

REVIT9K
05-26-2011, 11:30 PM
Turn the receiver on the other side. Does it say 7.62x39, 5.45x39 or 5.56x45.

It say's 7.62x51 NATO.

comblock
05-26-2011, 11:36 PM
??? And what cartridge were you using

luckystrike
05-26-2011, 11:36 PM
It say's 7.62x51 NATO.

umm WUT.

never knew they made a 762nato. take it appart and see if you can drop a round into the tube, then check for the presence of a bullet guide

pyro3k2
05-26-2011, 11:38 PM
It say's 7.62x51 NATO.

...really? I guess the next step is to see if that is indeed correct, try a snap cap/dummy round in .308

straykiller
05-26-2011, 11:40 PM
headspace problems maby? looks like all mine do with a no go gauge in.

luckystrike
05-26-2011, 11:41 PM
wait, by the looks of it....it seems you are trying to put a 762nato into the chamber of a 762x39....

comblock
05-26-2011, 11:50 PM
take a picture of the cartridge itself
take a picture of the cartridge in the magazine
take a picture of the receiver side of the rifle with the 7.62x51 marking on it.

you maybe trying to put a 762.39 cartridge in a 762.51 rifle

pyro3k2
05-27-2011, 12:01 AM
take a picture of the cartridge itself
take a picture of the cartridge in the magazine
take a picture of the receiver side of the rifle with the 7.62x51 marking on it.

you maybe trying to put a 762.39 cartridge in a 762.51 rifle

taking a better look at his picture posted I'm willing to bet it's the other way around. Doesn't have all the familar features a x51/x54r receiver has. Notice the elarged front trunion block on this .308 saiga and FPK/PSL, also the length between the handguard and mag catch.
http://blackjackbuffers.com/images/308AK.jpg
https://www.aimsurplus.com/EOS/images/product/f1tgfpk.jpg

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=99709&d=1306448586

MrPlink
05-27-2011, 2:25 AM
wait, by the looks of it....it seems you are trying to put a 762nato into the chamber of a 762x39....

how would you even get 762 nato to fit in a 762x39 mag though?


p.s.

Im about 100% sure the pic OP posted is of a WASR 10/63
notice the lack of a dimple on the receiver?
In which case, yeah def not 7.62nato, but 7.62x39

tujungatoes
05-27-2011, 6:30 AM
Revit9k, please don't shoot that thing until you know exactly what's going on with it. Having a gun explode in your hands is not something most people enjoy.

offrdmania
05-27-2011, 6:46 AM
10/63's are 7.62x39. No wonder the round wont go in. Do not shoot that thing unless you feel like losing an eye or maybe more!

comblock
05-27-2011, 7:20 AM
op
definintely see another calgunner today more verse with the AK before shooting it and report back here to document the issue.

RobGR
05-27-2011, 10:34 AM
Jeezuz, that is nuts if it is 7.62x51

RobGR
05-27-2011, 10:54 AM
Who sold you this firearm?

REVIT9K
05-27-2011, 11:02 AM
GUYS I WAS KIDDING. I am using Yugo 7.62x39 M67. I don't even think a .308 would clear the magwell.

comblock
05-27-2011, 11:14 AM
Good one. Well did you solve your problem?

metalliman545
05-27-2011, 11:17 AM
Epic fail. Come here for advice and then start trolling. Ban!!

pyro3k2
05-27-2011, 11:20 AM
GUYS I WAS KIDDING. I am using Yugo 7.62x39 M67. I don't even think a .308 would clear the magwell.

...

offrdmania
05-27-2011, 11:21 AM
What is the point of this thread?? You ask for help and now it is a joke?? Where is the ban hammer when you need it? What a waste of time...

REVIT9K
05-27-2011, 11:26 AM
Don't get your panties in a notch. Refer to post #16 and you should have figured it out for yourselves.

Back on topic. I took some green scouring pads (kitchen type) and worked on polishing the internals (emphasis on rail guides) for a good 30 minutes. I polished up the bolt as much as I could and it did alleviate it a bit.

REVIT9K
05-27-2011, 11:28 AM
Good one. Well did you solve your problem?

Oddly enough after polishing the rail guides for a good 10 minutes, the weapon will go into battery. It only goes into battery if I manually load a round into the bolt face and drop it down into the chamber

When fed through a magazine it still gets hung up. Before I polished it it would not go into battery when manually feeding a round.

Solved one problem.

tujungatoes
05-27-2011, 11:32 AM
I doubt that the rails are the issue. If something in the gas system isn't binding, then I'd start looking at headspace or possibly a burr in the chamber.

*edit* hmm...maybe an extractor issue. Might be as simple as pulling it apart cleaning and putting it back together.

Quickdraw Mcgraw
05-27-2011, 11:32 AM
GUYS I WAS KIDDING. I am using Yugo 7.62x39 M67. I don't even think a .308 would clear the magwell.

Whooo...FAIL!!! BAN HAMMER?? Ya wasted our time hommie!! And now I no care if ya fix ya gun! G-luck!!

ENTHUSIAST
05-27-2011, 11:32 AM
Have you tried using a few different mags?

pyro3k2
05-27-2011, 11:32 AM
in reference to post 16 the poster was serious as it is a serious problem. There isn't just one type of WASR out there and the WASR-2 and WASR's in 5.56x45 do a very common series of issues which sound a like your problem.

What you basically did
you: "I am having problems with my Ford (not ford bashing just the first one that came to mind)."
us: "what type of ford is it?"
you: "it's a ford civic.....I kid"
us: "............TMFRH......."

Barabas
05-27-2011, 11:34 AM
Any burrs in the chamber? Check your brass for dents or scratches after cycling them.

MrPlink
05-27-2011, 7:14 PM
what kind of mags are you using? Have you tried various types yet?

ojisan
05-27-2011, 7:23 PM
Did you try hitting it?

tujungatoes
05-27-2011, 9:25 PM
Did you try hitting it?

When all else fails get a bigger hammer:43: Works on Harleys too.

luckystrike
05-27-2011, 9:55 PM
GUYS I WAS KIDDING. I am using Yugo 7.62x39 M67. I don't even think a .308 would clear the magwell.

ending help
:ban: